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Old 09-17-2012, 12:27 PM   #16
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in the center knockout a NM cable connector is used
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:35 PM   #17
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Code issues aside that looks to be a very ugly set up even if you paint the cable cover and clamp the same color as the ceiling
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:43 PM   #18
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If the existing cable is not long enough to reach the new fixture, a cable could be fished above the drywall into the box. A blank cover could then be installed.
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i really dont have to worry whats allowed. In my area, believe it or not, ive talked to the officials and they said as long as i trust that the work was done right, its ok with them. Basically, if you die its your own fault. No inspections are required, no permits, no nothing. So code really doesnt even come into play here
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I guess they don't care about anyone that comes in to rescue you if the work wasn't done right either. It is bad enough that they care so little about human lives.
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yeah, well, i guess thats what you get when you live out in the boonies. Nobody really cares what you do, as long as its not illegal.The only thing having illegal wiring will get you is your insurance voided in the event of a fire. My parents know quite a bit about wiring, they have to with all of the remodels theyve done, but this is the first fluorescent light they have ever installed, so this is a new problem
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We are more worried about it being safe anyway. Only thing im worried about is a fire starting
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Boonies or not there's still an inspection authority if you live in north America. They won't pass what you've done.
Take the romex out of the box and put it directly into the fixture with the connector pictured in a previous post. Then either blank plate or fill in the existing box depending on if there's other connections inside.
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There might be an inspection authority in Canada, but here in rural east texas, there is not. there is a state inspector that inspects anything you do exterior-wise, but interior inspections are up to you. Highly recommended, but not required. He has been out here twice to inspect leveling, but he doesnt go inside. I even asked him when he was here, he said that because we live out of city bounds, we arent under anyone's control. Its up to us to have it inspected and certified, and if we dont, and a fire starts because of it, we have to pay out of pocket. Different regions, different rules. Ive also called every official office in my area and asked, and they all said the same thing. Interior inspections arent governed out here.

And it attaches directly to the fixture, the wires come out of the end of the fixture and are spliced directly to the romex in the box. i just need to cover the splice. i guess ill go to Lowes tonight and look.
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the only part of the electrical system that is inspected is the outside power box and meter box. The electric company will inspect the breakers and boxes when they hook it up, and then every month they come out to read the meter, and they inspect it. But inside the home, nobody is responsible for inspections except the homeowner, and the homeowner is not required to allow anyone inside their home to inspect it unless they want to. Even with a new construction, the house builders inspect it when the home is built, but after that its up to the homeowner. inside units are not required to be inspected.
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well, code matters in the event of resale. If you want to sell your home, everything must be inspected and be up to code before it is able to be sold through a real estate agent. But just for you to live there, it doesnt matter as long as you are not adding square footage
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No, code matters for safety. It is either shock hazard, fire hazard, or both. Code is generally considered to be the minimum acceptable standard. You should always try to meet or EXCEED code.

Every time you shortcut code you are compromising the margin of safety. How many weak links are you installing in your chain ??
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If romex is good enough to run alongside a joist a then it should be fine to run along a ceiling. Its your house. When people enter just have them read a disclaimer that you have romex across the ceiling. Then they enter at their own risk.
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well, code matters in the event of resale. If you want to sell your home, everything must be inspected and be up to code before it is able to be sold through a real estate agent.
Not entirely true.
The inspector that looks at a home for sale is NOT one from the city you live in but an independent person the the buyer hires to inspect.
Not saying it can't be a problem when you decide to sell but odds are they will not require papers from inspectors for work done.
Seen it many times with home sales.
Hell,if it didn't happen so much with out the requirement mike holmes would not have a TV show!
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